Take a friend fishing, get rewarded

Published 10:22 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Outdoor activities are often enjoyed most when it includes good friends. So why not get rewarded for taking a friend fishing?

DGIF is rewarding anglers with a current license who introduce someone new to fishing through unique giveaways, discounts and contests to win even more stuff. It is super simple to do, and not only do you get free gear, but you can make new fishing friends in the process.

Follow these steps to begin:

1. Login into your Go Outdoors Virginia account to generate and send a referral code to someone who doesn’t fish and instantly get a 10 percent coupon code to Green Top Hunting and Fishing.

2. When the new angler uses the code on a first-time fishing license, both of you receive a FREE gift.

3. Take them fishing and share your experiences on Instagram by following @VirginiaWildlife and using the hashtag #VAStewards. Photos will enter you into a contest to win new gear. Contest will run until Aug. 31.

Stewards of the Outdoors Instagram Contest Prizes

Prize 1:

Bass Pro Shops Baitcast Combo Rod & Reel + Satchel Bag. Donated by Bass Pro Shops

Retail cost: $120.

Prize 2:

DGIF 100 Year Limited Edition Collector’s Knife. Donated by ShopDGIF

Retail cost: $175.

Prize 3:

$50 Gift Card to